Chief Tennis Consultant
Carlos is the President of Salum International Resources, Inc., a leadership performance advisory firm based in Charlotte, NC. As a peak performance expert, he has worked with some of the world’s leading sport scientists, with whom he coached some of the world’s top athletes. He contributed to the careers of outstanding tennis players such as Gabriela Sabatini (U.S. Open champion, 1990) and Sergi Bruguera (French Open champion, 1993-94) and the Argentine and Italian Davis Cup Teams, among many others. In basketball, he collaborated with Coach Trudi Lacey with her Queens University and WNBA Washington Wizards teams.
Carlos is the developer of Performance Architecture, a process that helps athletes and executive achieve peak performance based on key training principles utilized by world-class athletes and sports teams. His international corporate clients have headquarters in four continents.
He’s the founder of TheSircle Executive Club and the SIR Conferences, private events featuring world-renowned creative thinking experts and collaborates in the promotion of The Nobels Colloquia, featuring Nobel Laureates in Economics — where he spoke in 2011. Salum is also an international tennis coach, a radio and television journalist, a produced playwright (London, Tampa, and Buenos Aires) and a documentary film producer.
Chief Trainer & President Lake Norman Franchise
Matthew (Matt) Eller is a 6’4″ guard/forward combo player from Lake Norman High School, where he averaged 11 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He is the school’s all-time three-point shooting leader in percentage and total shots made. He was First Team All-County in the 2009-2010 season. He led his team to the 2010 4A State Championship, 26-3.
“Matt has been a three-year starter and is a proven winner as he was an important part of Lake Norman’s state championship run this season,” Polsgrove said.
“He is an outstanding three-point shooter, but also does other things very well.”
Growing up in North Carolina, Basketball became my passion at a very young age. Staying up late watching Duke – UNC while dreaming of playing college basketball. As a junior at Lake Norman High I was able to earn All County and All conference honors as well as contributing to a great team season. As a senior I was able to keep earning accolades, while our team captured the 4A state title. I was blessed to continue my playing career by earning a basketball scholarship to Lees – Mcrae College. After starting as a freshman, I decided to pursue my education and basketball career else where. After bouncing around a little I decided to head back home to Charlotte where I gained valuable work experience with U.S foods and Great Lakes Cheese as an account manager and sales. Although I’m saddened my competitive career was cut short, I am thankful for all the doors basketball as opened for me. My involvement with Monster Vertical Power began when I saw the training working on all athletes of all ages. Focusing on explositivity and efficiency you will see guaranteed gains with your vertical jump, speed and quickness within our 8 week programs. As a player who was recruited by division I and division II coaches, I truly believe what MVP offers can make the difference for a lot of athletes. What separates MVP from other companies is our experienced coaches that help translate athleticism training to the court or field. Let us help you achieve your dreams!
Chief Lacrosse Consultant
Prior to entering the coaching profession Blankenship was a standout student-athlete at Gettysburg College, where she finished her career as the all-time leader in both points (309) and assists (160). As a senior captain, she led the Bullets to their third consecutive Centennial Conference Championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals in 2004. She was named a first team All-American by the IWLCA/US Lacrosse, Inside Lacrosse, and Womenslacrosse.com and was selected as the Centennial Conference and ECAC Southern Player of the Year. Blankenship, who was also a second team Inside Lacrosse All-American as a junior, put up back-to-back 100-point seasons in her final two years with the Bullets, breaking the single-season school record for assists in each of those seasons.
Blankenship graduated from Gettysburg with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 2004. She also earned a master’s degree from Washington in psychology in 2008.
Chief Training Monster
“When there’s is a will, there’s a way.” At MVP, we will re-energize your will. Under MonsterMobley’s leadership, we defined the ways and means to lift your athleticism to a Monster level. You will train with the NBA draft standards in mind, but college scholarship fitness as the goal. Really? Yes, really! Our programs work back from the ultimate qualifiers, the college combine fitness drills and statistics
Not only does Monster Mobley have first hand experience and account of each drill, under his leadership, we refine to improve and execute the cutting edge drills for guaranteed results. All he asks, is that you put a 100% each and every time you enter the circuit.
- Played in 33 games, starting 20
- Averaged 16 points and 4.6 rebounds per game
- Named third team All-SoCon by the league’s media
- Had a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Georgia Southern
- Named to the State Farm Classic All-Tournament team
- Had his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. American
- Added a double-double against UNCW (20 points, 10 rebounds)
- Named to the Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament team after averaging 14.7 points per game
- Was second at the GAS hitting 68.2% of his field goal attempts (15-22)
- Was 6-9 from 3-point land (66.7%) at the GAS
- Hit all four of his 3-point attempts in CofC’s 66-58 second round GAS win over Oklahoma State
- Played in 29 games, starting seven
- Averaged 5.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game
- Hit 70.6 percent of his free throws (48-68)
- Scored 18 points at American
- Added 13 points versus Appalachian State
- Hit all five of his field goal attempts, including 3-for-3 from behind the 3-point arc against Appalachian State
- Had 12 points against Charleston Southern and Belmont Abbey
- Had eight rebounds at American
- Played a career-high 43 minutes at American
- Played in 28 games, starting three
- His starts came against Duquesne, Georgetown and The Citadel
- Finished fifth on the team in scoring
- Scored 11 points against USC Aiken and 10 versus Chattanooga
- Had six points and five rebounds in 19 solid minutes against Georgetown
Prep School / High School
- Played for coach Richard Spasoff at Providence High School
- Played for coach Fletcher Arritt at Fork Union
- Averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game last season
- Played for coach Richard Spasoff at Providence High School
- Played for coach Fletcher Arritt at Fork Union Military Academy
- Averaged 12 points and six rebounds last season
- His high school honors included: team MVP in 1998 and 1999
- McDonald?™s All-American, All-State, All-Conference in 1998 and 1999 and won the UNCW Slam Dunk competition
- Also recruited by Virginia Union, Clemson, Wake Forest and Rutgers